Iron-silicon alloy for implants that fix broken bones

Researchers from Skoltech and Sechenov University have 3D-printed and investigated the properties of samples of a porous iron-silicon alloy that the team considers promising for making implants for bone regeneration. The samples exhibited low toxicity, sturdiness, biodegradability, and signs they would accommodate bone growth. The study is published in Biomedical Materials. To heal bad fractures, […]

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Facebook owner Meta makes antitrust commitments over online advertising

France’s anti-trust watchdog body said on Thursday that it had approved commitments made by Facebook owner Meta Platforms (META.O) regarding the French online advertising sector. Meta has committed to giving access over a five-year period to advertising inventories and campaign data to so-called advertising technology companies on transparent, objective and predictable conditions, the French regulator […]

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Lager beer, whether it contains alcohol or not, could help men’s gut microbes

Like wine, beer can have health benefits when consumed in moderation. Non-alcoholic beers have become wildly popular recently, but are these drinks also healthful? In a pilot study, researchers in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry report that compared to their pre-trial microbiome, men who drank either one alcoholic or non-alcoholic lager daily had […]

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Revlon’s road to bankruptcy

Revlon Inc (REV.N) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late on Wednesday as the debt-laden cosmetics company struggled to take on rising competition from celebrity-backed startups in recent years. Revlon, which was founded in 1932 as a nail paint maker, is controlled by billionaire Ron Perelman’s MacAndrews & Forbes and counts celebrities Gal Gadot and […]

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